Topic / Apostasy

Amnesty deplores pregnant mum’s death sentence

THE decision of a Sudanese court to sentence a heavily pregnant Sudanese Christian woman to death by hanging for “apostasy” and flogging for “adultery” was described today as “truly abhorrent” by Amnesty International. In a press release AI said that Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag is eight months pregnant and currently in detention with her 20-month-old […]

Muslim MP branded an ‘apostate’

LABOUR Party MP Sadiq Khan is under police protection after receiving death threats for voting for gay marriage. The threats followed, according to the Peter Tatchell Foundation, after Mufti Muhammed Aslam Naqshbandi Bandhalevi, imam at the Jamia Islamia Rizvia mosque in Bradford, issued a fatwa declaring Khan – one of the five pro-gay marriage Muslim […]

Pastor told to return to Islam – or die

THERE have been numerous twists and turns in the case of Yousef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor sentenced to death in Iran for apostasy … or blasphemy … or a breach of security. It’s not clear which. According to the latest news report, Nadarkhanihas been given Islamic literature and ordered to read it. Although Nadarkhani was […]

Iran wants death for apostates

THE murderous Iranian regime is contemplating a mandatory death sentence for people who leave Islam, according to the human rights group, the Institute on Religion and Public Policy (IRPP). For the first time in Iranian history, a proposed penal code demands the death penalty for apostates, according to a February 5 statement by the IRPP. […]